A new ABC News poll suggests that, were the election held today, Mitt Romney would likely win the presidency.
The American electorate may, it seems, be coming out of its long spell of media-induced Obamnesia. The Obamacare fiasco has finally begun to teach people, in a tangible and personal rather than abstract way, what Obamanomics really means. Buyer’s remorse appears to be setting in.
Unfortunately, it’s too late. We don’t live in a parliamentary democracy where a vote of no-confidence can send an incumbent packing.
Three more years!
In the meantime, though, there was this skit on Saturday Night Live:
Does running the United States have you feeling down? Say hello to Paxil: Second Term Strength, the only anti-depressant potent enough to cure dreadful second term woes. ”With Paxil you’ll feel like you’re giving a speech at a college campus in 2008,” this mock commercial promises, ”or getting bin Laden — all over again.”
This miracle drug treats a whole range of symptoms, including Benghazi, the NSA scandal, the IRS scandal, the AP scandal, the Petraeus scandal, that time Jay Z and Beyoncé went to Cuba, and even a real doozy like Obamacare website problems.
Just one little caveat: It’s not covered by Obamacare.